[Sca-cooks] OP/OT: update on Controversial Florilegium article
wyldrose at tds.net
Tue Aug 11 14:48:04 PDT 2009
I think the article is very good, and folks should understand that the
writing should be not be judged at a 'college' level. If she wants to
rewrite it at a future date, then that is fine, but for now, I think she did
an awesome job.
I have been in the SCA since 1978 off and on and joined when I was 17. I
don't think most people knew how old I was or how innocent or didn't care.
I find most people in the SCA today to be more understanding, but trust me,
I monitor exactly where my daughter is at both SCA and mundane events. I
think it is wonderful that she wrote this to share with others. There are
definitely things I might forget to tell my daughter about SCA camping that
she should know. Please thank your daughter for not only thinking of
writing on this topic, but for having the courage to share with others.
> Stefan li Rous wrote:
>> I should be off at a professional gathering (there's this job I need...)
>> :-) but a quick message here.
>> I've glanced through the several digests I've already gotten and my
>> email. Thank you all for your replies both pro and con.
>> One correction. The lady's father does NOT have his Laurel yet. The King
>> has apparently just threatened that he ever wants one he needs to reel in
>> his unruly daughter. So there isn't a problem with the Crown removing a
>> Peerage, which apparently can't be done except by the BoD.
>> There have been some useful suggestions made on re-writing the article
>> such as bringing out that this is a worst-case scenario and isn't to be
>> expected at every event but is still something to be on guard against.
>> She is considering doing a rewrite. I hope she can stand up to the local
>> and Royal pressure and do so. She is a stubborn young lady and I think
>> she will if she is the only one affected, but she also doesn't want to
>> see her father hurt who has worked so long for his Laurel. Me? Well, I'm
>> probably already known for not obeying a Crown just because they are the
>> Crown and another bit of non-political correctness is not likely to
>> affect my Peerage prospects.
>> There is no question on removing the article from the Florilegium if that
>> is what the author wants me to do. I don't like to do that. If I don't
>> think something is a good useful message or article, it simply doesn't
>> get into the Florilegium. And I thought that this was a good, useful
>> article that would warn folks about some things. I thought that since it
>> was written by someone not much older than a teen that they might be more
>> likely to listen than they would to us older folks or officials.
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